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Indian Statues (page 4)

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former Ute Motel
Vernal, UT
2008: 2012:
The Ute Motel was probably built in the 1950s. This 18 foot tall Indian statue was installed next to the sign in 1958. The statue was created by Albert Porter who also produced the dinosaur statues at the Utah Field House in Vernal. At some point, the top part of the sign was lost. The motel had been closed for many years. Around 2009, the Ashley Trading Post opened there and covered up the sign with their own. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Moqui Indian Trading Post
Roosevelt, UT
The Moqui Indian Trading Post opened in 1969. There was originally a giant teepee in front of the building. The Indian statue was built by 1976 by Darrell Gardner. The building now houses Lee Nails but this statue remains. These photos are from 2012. For more, see this website. [map]

Indian Chief
Carpinteria, CA
This Indian Chief sculpture represents a Plains Indian. It was installed at Carpinteria High School in 1970. It was a gift to school from the graduating class of 1970. In 2008, there was an effort to remove the sculpture which many people find offensive. However, in 2009, the school decided to keep the mascot and the sports teams are still known as the Warriors. [map]

Indian
Bellville, OH
This Indian statue is located at the Buckeye Express Diner. The restaurant opened in 2009 and this statue appears to be modern.

Indian
Gothenburg, NE
Indian
Manitou Springs, CO
Ho-Chunk Indians
La Crosse, WI
This life-sized Indian sculpture in Gothenburg is made of barbed wire. It is located in front of the Sod House Museum. The sculpture was created by Merle Block. It has been here since at least 1998.

The Indian sculpture in Manitou Springs was produced by Steve Titus in 1989. It is made of Cor-Ten steel and represents a Ute Chief at a spring. [map]

The original sculpture of Ho-Chunk Indians playing lacrosse was installed in 1980. Later, it was replaced with a bronze version. There are now two of these statues in town. This sculpture was created by Elmer Petersen from Cor-Ten steel. In 2005, it was reported that a much larger, 20 foot tall, fiberglass version was being built. However, it doesn't seem like that ever happened. The sport of lacrosse was originally developed by Native Americans. For more, see this website. [map]

Indian
Lafayette, LA
Chief Manuelito
Gallup, NM
Chief Manuelito
Gallup, NM
This bronze Indian statue in Lafayette is installed in front of a residence. It is 13 feet tall and was built in New Jersey. The owner bought the statue in 2004 at an auction. It was installed at his house in Lawtell, LA. When he moved to this house in 2016, he brought along the statue. For more, see this website. [map]

The sandstone sculpture of Chief Manuelito was carved by Tim Washburn in 1997. It is installed in front of the Gallup Cultural Center. [map]

The second sculpture of Chief Manuelito shown above was built in 1893 and installed at a trading post in Albuquerque. The eight foot tall Indian was created by Hermon MacNeil. He used cement over wood and wire mesh. The statue went into storage in 1993. In 2010, the sculpture was restored and put in a display case at the McKinley County Courthouse. For more, see this website.

Indian Drummers
Sisseton, SD
These fiberglass Indian Drummers are 50 feet tall. They are part of the Vocational Technical Education building at Sisseton Wahpeton College. The building was constructed in 2004. It is octagon-shaped and meant to represent a drum. The building houses classrooms and offices. The roof is used for special events. The Indians are fiberglass and were produced by FAST. For more, see this website. [map]

More Indian Statues:
Indians (Twin Arrows, AZ) [vintage; gone]
retail store (Hialeah, FL)
The Great Spirit (Miami Beach, FL)
Chief Tomokie (Ormond Beach, FL)
Chief Pontiac (Pontiac, IL)
Ad Astra (Topeka, KS)
Keeper of the Plains (Wichita, KS)
Chief Pontiac (Pontiac, MI)
Chief Busticogan (Bigfork, MN)
Chief Wrinkle Meat (Jacobson, MN)
Hattadare Indian Nation (Bunnlevel, NC)
Chief Nemocilin (Zanesville, OH)
Chief Touch the Clouds (Edmond, OK)
Chief Joseph (Joseph, OR)
Kneeling Indian (Somerville, TX)
Moab, UT [gone]
Connecticut (Richmond, VA)
Chief Oshkosh: 1, 2 (Egg Harbor, WI)
International Fiberglass Indians (various locations)

Glooscap (Parrsboro, NS)
Glooscap (Truro, NS)
Indian Head (Indian Head, SK)

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